Hello, yes I’m here and this post is queer. Or well, the books are. I have to admit, August is a very shite month when it comes to queer books. I have only found five (!) books. I found the fourth after checking out all books that are published this month to see if they were shelved as LGBTQ. So Goodreads community, ya girl is thankful. And then Hâf reminded me of The Black Flamingo! Without further ado, here are the queer books being published in August.
Ziggy, Stardust and Me by James Brandon
This book takes place in 1973 in a time where being queer is still considered a mental ilness. We follow Jonathan, who is completely alone (aside from his alcoholic father and friend Starla). But then Web stumbles into his life, who is definitely not ashamed of being gay. I’m extremely excited how a bullied, anxious kid is going to deal with this new person in his life. I really hope this story ends on a positive note 🙂
Ziggy, Stardust and Me is out on August 6th.
Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman
So this is a story about a seventeen year old.. who is on the run from the FBI, being targeted by a murderous cult, labeled a cyber terrorist.. oh yeah, and he wakes up next to a dead guy. Welp, this definitely sounds like a book for me. A little different from the usual queer books I read, but I’m hella interested after reading the synopsis!
Swipe Right for Murder is out August 6th.
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
I can’t believe I didn’t include this one! Thankfully Hâf was paying enough attention to tell me (thank you thank you thank you!). This book is a coming of age story about a mixed race gay teen – who finds his wings as a drag artist at university. Both Hâf and Anniek have read it and both absolutely loved it!
The Black Flamingo is out August 8th.
Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst
YASS, part two of the Of Fire and Ice series. With a nice queer couple, one of which is gifted with volatile fire magic.. and she doesn’t know how to control it. And then you know, there’s also a queen from a neighbouring country that might not have the best intentions.. which leads to rising tensions. I’m here for queers!
Of Ice and Shadows is out August 13th.
The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart by R. Zamora Linmark
Hell yes, a book about a seventeen year olds journey through first love and first heartbreak (take out the tissues you guys). When I saw ‘for the fans of Adam Silvera and Elizabeth Acevedo’, I knew I wanted to read it! But knowing this book is all about ‘firsts’, made it even more interesting. Plus it includes haikus, lists and strange surreal appearances by Oscar Wilde.. I’m definitely intrigued!
The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart is out August 13th.
Well, my queer book loving readers. Unfortunately that’s it for this month. As far as I know at least. Do you think you’ll be picking up one or more of these books, or do you know of any queer books published in August? Let me know in the comments below!